HEDC attends retail trade show in Austin

HARLINGEN, TEXAS (Aug. 26, 2019) – Retail Live! is an exhibit and reception that brings retailers under one location to brokers, landlords, developers, economic developers and other related industry professionals.

There, professionals present their projects, services, and their city to retailers who are expanding or relocating in regions that include Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico and other neighboring states.

Beverly Loftus, HEDC Commercial Development Manager, and Selene D. Guerrero, HEDC Marketing Manager, attended the August event in Austin where they met with various retailers interested in expanding in the Rio Grande Valley.

“This is an opportunity for Harlingen to get in front of a retailer and make a connection. This is where relationships are formed, and the seed is planted. From there, our job is to nurture it, so it grows into something.” Raudel Garza, the HEDC CEO, said.

At the event, Loftus and Guerrero met with numerous retailers that fit our existing market and could grow with Harlingen and regionally.